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SSJE Recommends Praying Holy Week

Reprinted from the Friends of SSJE, April 2019

Each day of Holy Week offers a fresh invitation to engage with this most sacred season.

Click on the tiles below for a collection of resource pages on praying each day of Holy Week:

Palm Sunday
Monday in Holy Week
Tuesday in Holy Week
Wednesday in Holy Week
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Holy Saturday
Sunday of the Resurrection

We hope these selections of music, sermons, videos, and photographs will help you pray along the road to Calvary and the Empty Tomb. We wish you a blessed Holy Week.

“This week is not an easy week because in it we will discover once more all that is within us, both light and dark, both good and evil. May God grant us all the courage and grace to continue this journey, so that we may know the power of God’s love which removes from our lips the stain of crucify and places upon them the bloom of hosanna. Our journey to the Garden of the Resurrection must pass this way, so let us begin. Let us begin.”
– Br. James Koester, SSJE

Suggested Practice

What are the lessons Holy Week has to offer you this year? As we encounter again the events of the final week of Jesus’ life, look for those passages, those haunting details of the story that seem to rise up from the page to snare your attention, things you had not noticed before. Ponder what special meaning these passages might hold for you this year: Why is God bringing them to your attention at this time? What might God be saying to you? Be especially alert to listen because God will be speaking to us through the liturgies, through scripture, homilies, and other unexpected ways this week.

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